Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Names David Sharfman, MS as COO

Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. (Miami Bridge) has named David A. Sharfman, MS as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He was previously Senior Chief Business Officer.

“David has a remarkable track record of leadership and collaboration as evidenced by the agency’s strategic growth over the last nine years,” said Steve Lezman, Miami Bridge’s board president. “We look forward to his continued work to enhance care on behalf of the youth and families who are assisted by our community advocacy services.”

Since joining Miami Bridge, Sharfman’s strategic and tactical oversight of both shelter campuses has been instrumental in its being awarded capital grants in working with the City of Homestead, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County. He has also helped the nonprofit improve the quality of services at both residential living spaces as well as increase community-based work. In addition, Sharfman is responsible for assessing and implementing new technology platforms to create business process efficiency.

Before joining Miami Bridge, he served as director of operations and project management at Foster Care Review Inc. where he was responsible for community outreach and special events. His prior business experience includes advising Fortune 100 clients, such as FedEx, AT&T, Sony Consumer Electronics and Royal Caribbean Group, as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on growth strategies.

Sharfman holds a Master of Science degree in communications, with a focused study in conflict negotiation and mediation, from Clark University in Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire.

He is a volunteer with the nonprofit Dachshund Rescue South Florida and he resides in Miami.

About Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Miami Bridge serves as Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for children and teens in crisis ages 10-17. For more than three decades, the non-profit organization has worked to rescue youth in the community from lives of victimization and crime by providing refuge, protection and specialized care in a nurturing, stable environment. Annually, Miami Bridge shelters more than 600 children and teens, providing over 10,000 care days for those individuals, as well as counseling to more than 550 families with children ages 6-17. For additional information, please visit